WRONG MOVE (Wim Wenders, 1975)

I have read Thomas Carlyle’s translation of Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister—not that this prepared me much for Falsche Bewegung, which Wim Wenders directed from Peter Handkë’s adaptation, which updates part of the long work to the present, and takes as its starting point, from which young Wilhelm (Rüdiger Vogler) departs on his journey of […]

THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK (Wim Wenders, 1971)

The following is one of the entries from my 100 Greatest Films from Germany, Scandinavia, Finland & Austria list, which I invite you to visit on this site if you haven’t already done so. — Dennis Anxiety doesn’t measure up to angst. West Germany’s Wim Wenders’ first feature is more existential than psychological. The kick […]